Century-old tombs found in Peroor Mana
Peroor (Kasaragod): Century-old tombs, locally known as Duppe or Gori, were found near Dekkunche Guthu Mana in Peroor in Kasargod district. It is assumed that the tombs are about 5 centuries old. There are three tombs here covered in shrubs.
Students and teachers of Heroor Meepiri Vocational Higher Secondary School arrived at the spot and collected information for the local history documentation. The historic details are collected for conducting seminars based on them and later to make a book using the documents.
Folklore researcher and writer Chandran Muttath said that Duppes are tombs built on the grave of deceased local kings, lords and similar dignitaries. Duppes resemble the pyramids in Egypt. Duppes were previously found from the fields near Kasaragod Adoor Mallavara Temple.
The tombs were found on the 24-acre plot donated by Thadathayar Seevalli Brahmin to landlord Bhattunji Bhandari. Ramdas Alva, one of the heirs of the Mana, said that one of the descendants of the family Kinjanna Alva rebuilt the old Mana.
The Mana is built in a ‘Naalukettu’ model and it is built on a nearly one acre-plot. It consists of two Pathayappura (store house), 5 wells, Thevarappura (prayer room), Oottupura (dining hall), Dhoomavati chamber, Nagavanam and Gurusthanam which are related to the traditional customs and rituals.